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After spending a decade in finance, Michael Volpe has been a freelance investigative journalist since 2009. His work has been published locally in the Chicago Reader, Chicago Crusader, Chicago Heights Patch, and New City. Nationally, Volpe's work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, Crime Magazine, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter, and Counter Punch. Volpe has been recognized by whistleblowers as leading the charge in getting their stories out. His first book Prosecutors Gone Wild was published in October 2012, his second book The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers was published in February 2013 and his third book Bullied to Death was published in August 2015.

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First Crypto-currency Fraudster Busted in Chicago

A Chicago trader is the first indicted in the city for crypto-currency related fraud. Joseph Kim, who formerly worked at Consolidated Trading, a proprietary trading firm in Chicago, now holds the dubious distinction of being…

Fed Seeks Fine and Ban for Former Barclays Forex Man

The Federal Reserve wants to fine Peter Little, former Barclays head of forex trading, and permanently ban him from banking. According to a press release from the Fed: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced…

CFTC and FCA Sign Fintech Collaboration Agreement

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the USA and Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have signed a collaborative agreement on fintech. The two cross-continental regulators recently set up individual fintech initiatives, LabCFTC and FCA…

Senator Cites Al Capone in Crypto-Currency Tax Question

Crypto-currency may be a tax nightmare for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and give criminals an angle even Al Capone didn’t have. [caption id="attachment_114411" align="alignleft" width="160"] CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo[/caption] Commodities Futures Trading Commission Chairman…

CFTC Warns of Crypto-Currency Pump & Dump Schemes

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has warned that crypto-currencies are vulnerable to so-called pump and dump schemes. "As with many online frauds, this type of scam is not new - it simply deploys an…

House Debates Derivatives

Dodd/Frank is not working when it comes to SWAPs. That was the sharp and partisan message from Michigan Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga, who chairs the powerful Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments sub-committee of the House…

CFTC Approves ICE Exchange in Singapore for FBOT

American traders will now be able to seamlessly access an ICE exchange in Singapore. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved ICE Futures Singapore Pte. Ltd. (ICEFS), to be a Foreign Board of Trade (FBOT).…

CFTC and SEC Make Budget Requests

In separate requests, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission laid out its priorities when making budget requests. The SEC said that investor protection, capital formation, and market integrity were priorities…

CFTC Chief of Staff Updates on Project Kiss

The progress of a project to simplify and streamline regulations at the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was presented at a major press club. The National Press Club is the premier organization for Washington, DC…

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Deutsche Securities Division Nailed For a Third Time

The securities division of a major European bank was nailed for the third time in less than three weeks by an American regulator in another alleged securities fraud scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…